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      08-17-2014, 03:40 PM   #1
Andrewcoja
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AC takes a while to start up

On a hot day, 95+F, with a cold start, it often takes up to five minutes before my AC actually starts blowing cold air. It blows hot air from outside and then after a while I smell the AC and it starts cooling down. Once it does get started, it's fine. Not arctic, but it blows cool air. If I turn the car off for a bit and come back, AC works fine. Is it normal for the AC to take this long to start up? I've only had it since last August and I don't remember if it's been this hot (over 100 every day) the whole time I've had it. It just recently started taking a while to start blowing cold.
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      08-17-2014, 04:34 PM   #2
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No, its not normal. You should go to an AC expert. Could be low on freon or even a bad expansion valve.
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